Bill Boyd Finally Follows His Dream
Post Date: 04.13.2012
The Laurel of Asheville
At a young age, individual creativity didn’t lead to the happiest of paths for Bill Boyd. He enjoyed art, but his elementary school paintings were not exactly what his teacher considered normal. “I used big, bold strokes,” Bill says. “I painted dark images—used dark colors. The teacher ended up talking to my parents and expressing some concerns. The end result was that I ended up going to military school.”
Naturally a bit shy to express himself artistically thereafter, Bill maintained a love for art but kept that passion at a distance. He became a civil engineer, spending the first half of his career in the field and the last half as a litigation consultant. From time to time, the urge to create art would preoccupy Bill. The itch wouldn’t go away and needed to be scratched.